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  • Rachel Corrie sculpture at Evergreen State College

    10/22/2013 2:17:42 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 71 replies
    mynorthwest.com ^ | October 22, 2013 | unknown
    A sculpture in memory of Olympia activist Rachel Corrie will be dedicated Wednesday in the Activities Building at The Evergreen State College. The Olympian reports ( http://bit.ly/16sYebN ) the bronze and steel representation of a dove on the tip of a pyramid is called "Reflecting on Peace and Justice." Corrie was killed in 2003 in the Gaza Strip by an Israeli military bulldozer as she attempted to stop it from demolishing a Palestinian home.
  • Remembering Rachel Corrie

    03/16/2013 4:59:04 AM PDT · by MAexile · 61 replies
    American activist Rachel Corrie was killed in Gaza ten years ago today. The International Solidarity Movement write this message in her memory. Rachel, a 23 year old woman from Olympia, Washington, was crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer on the 16th March 2003, whilst protesting non-violently against the demolition of a Palestinian house by Israeli forces. As an activist she spoke out about the injustices that she saw in Gaza. “I feel like I’m witnessing the systematic destruction of a people’s ability to survive. It’s horrifying… Sometimes I sit down to dinner with people and I realize there...
  • College officials cite ‘non-discrimination’ law to admit biological males into women's locker rooms

    11/02/2012 10:01:43 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 32 replies
    Administrators at a public college are claiming that state law allows them to permit biological males who self-identify as females into women’s locker rooms and restrooms on campus. Officials at Evergreen State College in Washington State stood by the claim in an interview with Campus Reform on Friday despite multiple complaints from females who apparently complained about the presence of men in women’s facilities. “We have to follow a non-discrimination policy with the state,” college spokesperson Jason Wettstein told Campus Reform on Friday. “State law doesn’t allow us to ignore gender identity as one of the protected classes,” he added.
  • Rachel Corrie - Peace Activist, Israel Whitewash Or Islamic Jihad Propaganda Tool?

    09/03/2012 8:25:11 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 16 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | September 1, 2012 | Joel Leyden
    Rachel Corrie - Peace Activist, Israel Whitewash Or Islamic Jihad Propaganda Tool? (photo of ISM members carrying automatic weapons) "Peace activists" do not carry automatic weapons. By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel --- September 1, 2012 ... Part of the following was communicated by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Israel News Agency. Whether from Hamas, the PA or an Israeli living in Sderot, we would all agree on one thing - the death of Rachel Corrie was tragic. Where we disagree is that a free and democratic court in Haifa, Israel believes that this accident never...
  • Former Congressman 'Unsurprised' by Corrie Verdict

    09/01/2012 11:45:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/8/12 | Elad Benari
    A former congressman who represented Rachel Corrie's district said on Thursday he was unsurprised by an Israeli court verdict to dismiss a civil suit filed by the family. Speaking to the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency, Democrat Brian Baird of Washington said the trial was undermined by Israel's failure to conduct a transparent investigation into Corrie’s death in 2003. “The verdict was not a great surprise” because the outcome resulted from “a process that seemed designed to obfuscate the facts rather than clarify,” the ex-lawmaker said. “Sadly, as I've come to understand, this is standard operating procedure” for many complaints alleging...
  • Corrie Lawyer: Nazi Germany was Legal; Israel Founding was Theft

    08/30/2012 12:45:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/8/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The hateful mindset of the lawyer for Rachel Corrie's family has been revealed by Palestinian Media Watch, which reports the lawyer called Israel "a giant monster" in a July rant and compared it unfavorably to Nazi Germany. After a court exonerated Israel on Tuesday from responsibility for Corrie's death, the family's Israeli Arab lawyer, Hussein Abu Hussein, said in a statement to the press: "It's a black day for activists of human rights and people who believe in values of dignity. We believe this decision is a bad decision for all of us: civilians first of all, and peace activists."...
  • Op-Ed: Honor Rachel Corrie: Serve as Human Shields - in Syria

    08/29/2012 4:46:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/8/12 | Ron Torrosian
    It should be said loudly, and clearly: Rachel Corrie broke the law, and her fate was expected and inevitable. While her parents are grieving and a parent's pain is understandable, their reaction is biased and evidence of a despicable double-standard against Israel. It’s quite amazing - just as there’s no “peace flotilla” to Syria, there are also no Rachel Corrie’s protecting the poor tortured innocent children today in Syria. Imagine if in the midst of the war in Iraq, a foreigner entered a closed military zone and disregarded the orders of the military who was carrying out necessary maneuvers. Would...
  • A Just Verdict in the Rachel Corrie Case

    08/29/2012 5:27:45 AM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Aug 29th, 2012 | Steven Plaut
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - A Just Verdict in the Rachel Corrie CasePosted By Steven Plaut On August 29, 2012 @ 12:19 am In FrontPage | 8 Comments It is now official.  Rachel Corrie, the patron saint of the pro-terror radical Left and its Islamofascist allies, essentially committed suicide in order to assist Palestinian terrorists.  She was not killed by Israel.  Israel had no particular reason to want her dead (as opposed to deported).The Haifa District court just tossed out a petition by the clueless parents of Corrie.  They had sought damages and a court proclamation that Israel was...
  • Court Rules Israel Wasn’t at Fault in U.S. Activist’s Death [Rachel Corrie........]

    08/28/2012 2:32:44 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 85 replies
    Court Rules Israel Wasn’t at Fault in U.S. Activist’s Death By DANIELLE ZIRI and JODI RUDOREN HAIFA, Israel — An Israeli judge ruled on Tuesday that the state bore no responsibility for the death of Rachel Corrie, the young American woman who was run over by a military bulldozer in 2003 as she protested housing demolitions in the Gaza Strip. The lengthy verdict in the civil case, read to a courtroom packed with supporters of Ms. Corrie’s family here, called the death an accident that occurred during “a military activity meant to prevent terrorist activity.” “She chose to put herself...
  • Rachel Corrie Case: Who Is to Blame, IDF or ISM?

    08/27/2012 11:45:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/8/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    A verdict is to be handed down Tuesday on a suit blaming the IDF for the death of activist Rachel Corrie. NGO Monitor says, “Blame the ISM.” Corrie was an American activist for the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) who was killed in 2003 when an IDF bulldozer hit her as she protested the demolition of homes in Rafiah, in southern Gaza. Her family filed a suit in Israel against the IDF, accusing it of irresponsibility. Corrie's father believes the driver of the bulldozer intentionally struck her with his vehicle, while the soldier testified that his view was obstructed by a...
  • The Rachel Corrie Myth

    03/12/2012 5:22:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 40 replies · 2+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 12, 2012 | Giulio Meotti
    March 16 is the anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s death. She is the American college student killed by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza while attempting to block a house demolition. Israeli authorities claim that the driverwas unable to see Corrie, given the restricted vision from his perch, and that she acted recklessly by inserting herself into the path of the bulldozer. But as always happens in the Middle East, lies trumped truth. The Corrie myth has been one of the most powerful tools in the anti-Israel propaganda campaign. She inspired literary works, boycotts and political memorials all around the world. Her...
  • Peace activist's parents call for U.S. investigation (Bulldozer lady)

    03/19/2003 10:40:05 AM PST · by hoosierskypilot · 76 replies · 399+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 3/19/03 | Matt Daly
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The parents of American peace activist killed by an Israeli bulldozer are calling for an investigation of the incident by U.S. authorities. The parents of 23-year-old Rachel Corrie, joined by Rep. Brian Baird, D-Wash., said it was important for the United States to hold Israel to the same standards it would hold a U.S. soldier to in similar circumstances.</p>
  • US food co-op fights back against boycott opposition

    11/03/2011 5:44:45 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    JERUSALEM POST ^ | 11/03/2011 | JORDANA HORN
    Olympia Food Co-op files motion to strike lawsuit brought against them by members who objected to decision to initiate boycott of Israeli goods. NEW YORK – A food co-op board of directors Tuesday filed a motion in Washington state to strike a lawsuit brought against them by five members who objected to the co-op’s decision to initiate a boycott of Israeli goods. In 2010, the Olympia Food Co-op board passed a resolution to boycott Israeli goods, and then became the first grocery store in the United States to officially boycott them. The co-op is a member-based, not-for-profit, natural food grocery...
  • Street in Tehran Named After American Martyr Rachel Corrie

    08/11/2011 3:40:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Ahlul Bayt News Agency ^ | August 10, 2011
    The Tehran City Council on Tuesday ratified a proposal calling for one of the streets in Tehran to be named after the American peace activist, Rachel Corrie, who is viewed as an icon by many for her resistance against the Zionist regime. Rachel Aliene Corrie was an American member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) and a peace activist who was brutally crushed to death in 2003 when run over by a U.S.-supplied Israeli army bulldozer while attempting to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home in Gaza. The proposal to name a street after Corrie was first put forward...
  • 'Aid Ship' Refuses to Let Israel Deliver Goods

    05/28/2011 4:22:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/5/11 | Maayana Miskin
    A group of self-proclaimed peace activists bringing dual-purpose materials to Gaza have refused to deliver the goods – preferring that they remain at sea rather than be transported through Israel. The activists are aboard a ship carrying 4.6 miles of sewage pipes. Materials such as pipes have been allowed into Gaza only under international supervision in recent years, as Hamas and other terrorist groups often use the pipes in manufacturing short-range rockets to fire on Israeli civilians (pictured right). However, under an agreement reached with the help of the Egyptian and Malaysian governments, the goods could be delivered to Gaza...
  • How Vittorio Arrigoni Went to Gaza Hoping to Die

    04/19/2011 9:26:41 PM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 18 2011 | Jamie Glazov
    Is it really still a mystery why political pilgrims are exterminated by the totalitarian entities they worship? The Italian cheerleader for Hamas, Vittorio Arrigoni, has died at the hands of the Islamic terrorism that he venerated throughout his life. The fellow traveler journeyed to the Gaza Strip to prostrate himself before his secular deity, Hamas, and to assist its venture of perpetrating genocide against Israelis. Islamic terrorists, who call themselves “Salafists,” showed their gratitude to Arrigoni by kidnapping, mercilessly beating, and executing him. This episode was, of course, all part of an expected script: even though the media and our...
  • Rachel Corrie case opens in Haifa

    09/08/2010 1:46:04 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 54 replies · 1+ views
    JEWISH CHRONICLE ONLINE ^ | September 6, 2010 | Jennifer Lipman
    The parents of a pro-Palestinian activist who died during a protest in Gaza 2003 have arrived in Haifa to pursue a civil court case against the state of Israel. The second stage of the Rachel Corrie case opened yesterday in Haifa’s district court. The American activist died aged 23 in March 2003 after being crushed by an IDF bulldozer. She had come to Rafah at the height of the Palestinian intifada with the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign, to demonstrate against the demolition of houses. An Israeli military investigation into what happened said that Ms Corrie had died during an armed conflict...
  • IHH's Deep, Longstanding Terror Ties

    06/10/2010 3:22:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies · 138+ views
    IPT News June 9, 2010 SNIPPET: "The Turkish-based charity that helped drive last week's deadly confrontation with Israeli commandos has deep ties to Hamas and other terrorist groups. The Hamas ties are not in question. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and IHH officials simply do not acknowledge that Hamas is a terrorist group." SNIPPET: "U.S. officials have expressed concern over the fact that "IHH representatives have met with senior Hamas officials in Turkey, Syria, and Gaza over the past three years," but IHH is not a designated terrorist organization in the United States. It's fair to ask, why not?"...
  • Malaysians arrive in Jordan after Israel deported them

    06/07/2010 2:46:40 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 8 replies · 17+ views
    The Star ^ | June 7, 2010 | SHAHANAAZ HABIB
    THE six Malaysians on board MV Rachel Corrie which was seized by Israel arrived safely in Jordan yesterday at about 12.30pm local time (5.50pm Malaysian time) after Israel deported them. One of them, Shamsul Akmar, said the ship which was carrying humanitarian aid for Gaza, went as far as it could until it was stopped and boarded by Israeli troops and taken to the port of Ashdod instead. “We were so close to Gaza. We hoped because of pressure from the international community that Israel would let this one ship to Gaza. ...The 1,400-tonne Rachel Corrie was carrying medical equipment,...
  • Navy boards 'Rachel Corrie' off Gaza

    06/05/2010 3:45:58 PM PDT · by autumnraine · 57 replies · 1,730+ views
    Jpost ^ | 06-05-2010
    The boarding of the Rachel Corrie containing activists and aid for Gaza was described by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday as a quiet operation. Netanyahu was quick to distinguish between the boat of Irish and Malaysian activists and the Turkish-sponsored Mavi Marmara which was boarded May 31 in an incident that left nine dead and scores wounded. "The different outcome we saw today underscores the difference between peace activists who we disagree with but respect their right to express their different opinion and flotilla participants [on the Mavi Marmara] who were violent extremist supporters of terrorists," said Netanyahu. IDF...
  • Takeover Ended in 5 minutes [Rachel Corrie attempted blockade run]

    06/05/2010 9:32:37 AM PDT · by publana · 54 replies · 2,738+ views
    ynet news.com ^ | 06.05.2010 | Ron Bin-Yishai
    n Ben-Yishai reports from the field: Five days after bloody raid on Marmara, Navy stages peaceful takeover at sea; female combat soldiers take part in quick raid on Rachel Corrie, fighters board ship using rope ladders Ron Ben-Yishai Published: 06.05.10, 16:35 / Israel News Just five minutes – this is the estimated time it took Israel's Navy to commandeer the Rachel Corrie Ship en route to the Gaza Strip. The raid got underway with the vessel roughly 23 miles west of the Gaza shore, right on the boundary of the naval blockade imposed on the strip. Navy Chief Major General...
  • We Con the World' Hamas, Turkey, Gaza Flotilla Video Reaches 600,000 From Israel

    06/05/2010 9:15:21 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 10 replies · 898+ views
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | June 5, 2010 | Joel Leyden
    'We Con the World' Hamas, Turkey, Gaza Flotilla Video Reaches Over 600,000 From IsraelBy Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem ---- June 4, 2010 …. In a world which often disregards facts and the truth, sometimes a bit of creative satire breaks through. One such example is a YouTube video entitled 'We Con the World' which illustrates Jews dressed up as Gaza Flotilla Activists, singing a parody of 'We Are The World' with the only difference that these singers are brandishing knives and axes. We Con The WorldWithin a 24 hour period 'We Con the World' had gone from a...
  • IDF Releases Video of Navy Intercepting and Boarding “Rachel Corrie” Without Resistance – Video

    06/05/2010 6:22:28 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 512+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 5, 2010 | Brian
    Here are two videos from the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) showing the Israeli Navy intercepting and boarding the “Rachel Corrie” as it tried to run their blockade of Gaza. The Israelis were able to board the ship without any resistance . . .
  • The "Kill the Jews" Muslim boats & CNN interpretation

    06/04/2010 9:57:28 PM PDT · by Milagros · 7 replies · 282+ views
    Call it: THE "KILL THE JEWS' ISLAMIC BOATS" The 'Kill the Jews' boat, I couldn't care if they have 'baby-milk' on board (it matters little since Hamas refuses the aid to enter Gaza, once Israel checks the boat for weapon-smuggling), it still is about hatred and attacking 'The Jews.' Take it from the Islamic-fascist "activists" themselves, their words, not mine, but the CNN won't quote the most important 'Kill the Jews' chants, it will encompass-cover everything with a hypocritical wish-washing "translation" of 'God is great!' omitting the genocide call, aim. As you know, CNN is simply "reporting" the news, they...
  • 'Rachel Corrie' boarded, no one hurt.

    06/04/2010 8:37:11 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 62 replies · 2,157+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jun 4, 2010 | Staff
    At about 5:50 am on Saturday, the first reports came in over Twitter that the 'Rachel Corrie' had been boarded close to Gaza. Earlier the activists reported that their radar had been jammed, however their Twitter accounts continued to operate. The activists reported that three boats were following them for about twenty minutes and then that they had been boarded. The passengers are said to be under arrest.
  • Reports that boat bound for Gaza has been "captured",

    06/04/2010 8:15:51 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 20 replies · 602+ views
    Twitter ^ | June 4, 2010 | Jordan Sekulow
    Jordan Sekulow (Son of attorney Jay Sewkulow) Reports that boat bound for Gaza has been "captured", no reports of violence -
  • Fight, Israel, Regroup and Fight!

    06/04/2010 7:20:31 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 25 replies · 1,067+ views
    Fight, Israel, Regroup and Fight! by Ari Bussel In face of the Flotilla of Lies that has unleashed a wave of hatred toward the Jewish State the likes of which we have not seen in recent decades, Israel’s technical response was excellent: footage was made available in real time, her spokespersons are working around the clock and numerous individuals partake in battles raging on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other social networks. New entities were formed in places where they should have been operating long ago (like in the Ministry of Public Diplomacy and its outreach to American Jewry). New initiatives...
  • Irish ship the Rachel Corrie is due to arrive in Gaza

    06/04/2010 4:33:12 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 87 replies · 1,811+ views
    BBC ^ | June 4, 2010 | Staff
    The Irish aid ship, MV Rachel Corrie, is expected to arrive in Gazan territorial waters at about 0900 local time (0600 BST) on Saturday. Israel's foreign minister has said it will not be allowed to dock there and so far the crew have had no communication with the Israeli navy. ...Nobel Laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire is on board the Rachel Corrie. On Friday night the Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Micheal Martin said he had reached agreement with the Israeli government to allow the vessel dock in the Israeli port of Ashdod, but it is believed that the activists declined the...
  • Irish aid boat 'will break Gaza blockade' (Uh-huh, sure)

    06/04/2010 8:12:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 78 replies · 1,700+ views
    DUBLIN: An Irish aid boat steaming towards Gaza still plans to break the Israeli blockade, a Nobel Peace Prize winner who is on board vowed today, saying its passengers and crew "are not afraid". The MV Rachel Corrie should be within 40 kilometres of the coast of the Palestinian territory by early tomorrow, Mairead Maguire told Ireland's RTE state radio. "We don't have contact with the Israelis and the Israelis haven't contacted anyone on board this boat, but we are all fully committed to sailing the boat to Gaza," she said by satellite phone. "We do know that one of...
  • Second Aid Ship Reportedly Headed Toward Gaza (The MV Rachel Corrie)

    06/03/2010 6:35:32 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 45 replies · 1,108+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/3/2010 | FoxNews
    A group of pro-Palestinian activists, including a Nobel Peace laureate from Northern Ireland, are aboard an aid ship heading for the Gaza Strip, and they expect to arrive there late Friday or early Saturday despite Israel's insistence that it will not allow any vessel to breach its blockade, according to multiple reports. The MV Rachel Corrie, a 1,200-ton converted merchant ship purchased by pro-Palestinian activists, set off Monday from Malta, Reuters reports. The vessel is named after an American woman killed in the Gaza Strip in 2003.
  • THE MURDEROUS JIHAD OF MAKING SURE: 'JEWS ARE BAD'

    06/03/2010 1:06:21 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 138+ views
    THE MURDEROUS JIHAD OF MAKING SURE: 'JEWS ARE BAD' The Arab-Islamic 'anti-Jewish' hate machine's suicide & homicide missions in damning Israel's image Current Arab-Islamic cult of hatred has a real sophisticated 'Goliath' machine, two of the major tools are: 1) Use of civilians against Israeli civilian or military targets. 2) Causing deaths among its people in propaganda actions masked under "peace" or "humanitarian". Both are one in the same, making sure Israel comes out 'bad,' and condemnned. Amazing how passionate anti-Jewish hatred among these Arab-Islamic bigots is, willing to sacrifice one's life and fellow men/women for this sacred cause, called...
  • Should the ISM Face Criminal Charges for Peace Activist’s Death?

    03/27/2010 3:12:45 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 2 replies · 311+ views
    Israpundit ^ | 3/27/10 | Bill Levinson
    Does the International Solidarity Movement's role in Rachel Corrie's training and supervision make it liable for her death?We are not an attorney and cannot give legal advice, but laws against manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide are fairly straightforward. If A acts in a manner that a reasonable person would know to pose a danger to B (e.g. driving while drunk, playing "chicken" with a motor vehicle, celebratory gunfire or other reckless behavior with a firearm), and such action results in B's death, then A is guilty of manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide. An employer who directs an employee to do...
  • W. Bank street named after Corrie

    03/16/2010 9:45:34 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies · 606+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 16, 2010
    Palestinians in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Tuesday named a street after activist Rachel Corrie, who was crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer in a 2003 protest against house demolitions in Gaza. The dedication ceremony was held on the seventh anniversary of Corrie's death. Corrie's mother, Cindy, said her daughter stood for many other foreign activists who have come to the West Bank and Gaza in recent years to serve as a buffer between Palestinians and Israeli troops.
  • Corrie Trial in Israel Raises MORE Inconsistencies

    03/14/2010 10:54:36 PM PDT · by jerusalemjudy · 9 replies · 531+ views
    Jerusalemdiaries.blogspot.com ^ | March 14, 2010 | Judy Lash Balint
    A news release from the Corrie family after yesterday's court session in Haifa notes testimony that Rachel Corrie "arrived dead at the hospital." If she was already dead, why were doctors at An Najah Hospital "treating" her ? [Photos of Corrie at An Najar are posted on the blog] As I have reported before, ISM Media Coordinator in 2003, Michael Shaik stated definitively both to me and in other media:" An ambulance rushed her to A-Najar hospital where she died." So--let's get this straight. Your daughter repeatedly kneels in front of an Israeli military bulldozer on a demolition mission; she...
  • How the International Solidarity Movement Caused Rachel Corrie’s Death

    03/14/2010 10:28:09 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 12 replies · 566+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 3/14/10 | Bill Levinson
    The International Solidarity Movement knowingly and willfully endangered Rachel Corrie's life Deceased peace activist Rachel Corrie deserves justice, but her parents Craig and Cindy are looking for it in the wrong place: an Israeli courtroom. They are also calling as witnesses members of the organization whose recklessness (or worse) caused their daughter's death. The indicated link defines reckless endangerment as, a crime consisting of acts that create a substantial risk of serious physical injury to another person. The accused person isn't required to intend the resulting or potential harm, but must have acted in a way that showed a disregard...
  • The Myth of Rachel Corrie

    03/20/2008 5:29:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies · 960+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | March 20, 2008 | Judy Lash Balint
    Jerusalem: The news that a senior Islamic Jihad terrorist, Shadi Sukiya, was captured by an elite anti-terror unit of the Israel Defense Forces while hiding out in the Jenin offices of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) did not make a ripple in the flood of coverage from the Iraqi front in late March 2003. Just eleven days earlier, on March 16, the ISM did make world headlines when Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old ISM member, was run over by an Israeli bulldozer in Rafah and died of her injuries. Maybe the fact that a "peace organization" was found to be defending...
  • Rachel Corrie relatives sue Israel over her death

    03/10/2010 10:17:30 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 56 replies · 1,667+ views
    BBC News ^ | March 10, 2010
    A court case brought by the family of Rachel Corrie, a US protester killed by an Israeli army bulldozer in 2003, has begun in Israel. The civil action against the Israeli defence ministry will decide whether damages should be paid for her death in Gaza at the age of 23. Ms Corrie and other activists had been trying to stop the demolition of Palestinian homes. Her family has maintained that a full investigation was never carried out. Ms Corrie's writings - published posthumously - and a play about her life made her a symbol of the international campaign on behalf...
  • Corrie's sister to Haaretz: U.S. encouraged family to sue Israel

    03/12/2010 8:53:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 82 replies · 1,279+ views
    haaretz ^ | 3/12/10 | Akiva Eldar
    This is Sarah Corrie Simpson's first visit to Israel. Her younger sister, Rachel Corrie, was killed by an Israel Defense Forces bulldozer in Gaza in 2003, at the age of 23. Now, the family is suing the state in the Haifa District Court. "I'm glad the day is finally here, that the eyewitnesses are having a chance to talk in a court of law," she said in an interview with Haaretz on Thursday. "It's been seven long years." The witnesses, who include Rachel's colleagues in the left-wing International Solidarity Movement, say Rachel climbed atop a mount of dirt to be...
  • Rachel Corrie, Snuff Film Star for the International Solidarity Movement

    03/11/2010 12:10:53 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 28 replies · 1,356+ views
    Israpundit ^ | 3/08/10 | Bill Levinson
    International Solidarity Movement's highest priority was to take pictures of her death WANTED: Young, attractive, idealistic female college student to star in a movie about Zionazi oppression of the downtrodden Palestinian people. Acting skills are not particularly important because "if some of these foreign volunteers get shot or even killed, then the international media will sit up and take notice" (George Rishmawi, International Solidarity Movement leader). We cannot prove that the International Solidarity Movement actually recruited Rachel Corrie with the intention of making her the star in a snuff film but, when the opportunity to do so arose, the ISM...
  • Parents demand answers from Israel in bulldozer death

    03/10/2010 6:29:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies · 1,922+ views
    CNN.com ^ | March 10, 2010 | By Paula Hancocks
    Jerusalem (CNN) -- A 23-year-old American activist stands in front of an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza. The bulldozer drives over her, crushing her to death. These are the facts. Rachel Corrie, along with colleagues from the International Solidarity Movement, was trying to prevent Israel from bulldozing homes in Rafah, close to the Egyptian border. Her activism cost her her life in March 2003. A colleague said at the time, "Many times the bulldozer came up to us and buried us with dirt, but they always stopped." Corrie's parents want to know the truth about their daughter's death, whether the killing...
  • Rachel Corrie

    03/08/2010 7:42:56 AM PST · by dbedein · 88 replies · 925+ views
    When Reuters Miscaptioned a Photo, They Changed an Accidental Death into a Murder A news story which shocked the world this week dealt with the crushing of American citizen Rachel Corrie by an IDF bulldozer, who ostensibly blocked with her body a bulldozer about to demolish the home of a Palestinian terrorist in Gaza, made huge headlines all over the world. I asked to speak with the spokesman of International Solidarity Movement Mike Shaik, who passed me on to Lynn Clausen, a 24-year old resident of Washington from the Christians Peacemakers Team based in Hebron, which trains the ISM volunteers....
  • Family of US activist killed by bulldozer to sue Israel

    02/24/2010 6:10:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies · 1,053+ views
    AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | February 24, 2010
    The family of US activist Rachel Corrie, run over by an Israeli bulldozer during a demonstration in Gaza in 2003, will sue the Jewish state over her death, their lawyer said on Wednesday. The 23-year-old killed at the height of the 2000 Palestinian intifada, or uprising, became an symbol of foreign support for the Palestinian cause and the subject of a 2005 play based on her emails and diary. "The state should take responsibility for the death of Rachel Corrie. We believe her killing was done intentionally or at least out of negligence and wrongdoing," Hussein Abu Hussein, the family's...
  • Rachel Corrie's family bring civil suit over human shield's death in Gaza

    02/23/2010 12:23:17 PM PST · by Parmenio · 109 replies · 2,526+ views
    The Guardian ^ | February 23, 2010 | Rory McCarthy
    The family of the American activist Rachel Corrie, who was killed by an Israeli army bulldozer in Gaza seven years ago, is to bring a civil suit over her death against the Israeli defence ministry.
  • DeNial At DePaul: The Thomas Klocek Affair

    04/15/2005 8:01:25 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 4 replies · 1,636+ views
    The Jewish Press ^ | 4/13/2005 | Steven Plaut
    Catholic universities in the United States have in recent years shown a weakness for cultivating far-leftist anti-Semites and haters of America. Perhaps the best known has been Notre Dame, home of the extremist Kroc Institute, which attempted to sponsor Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss Arab with ties to Al Qaeda, for a three-year professorship. But in many ways, DePaul University is even worse. DePaul is a large, if not particularly academically renowned, Catholic college in Chicago, nominally associated with “Congregation of the Mission,” more popularly known as the Vincentians. Until recently, the main cause of controversy surrounding DePaul was its insistence...
  • Outrage at Corrie film in San Fransico

    07/31/2009 9:07:59 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 40 replies · 5,187+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Updated Jul 31, 2009 14:59 | ABI GOODMAN
    Emotions ran high at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival over the showing of Rachel, a film that looks at the International Solidarity Movement activist Rachel Corrie and her death in Gaza in March 2003. The controversy had been brewing for some time, concerning both the showing of the film and the invitation to Rachel's mother, Cindy Corrie, to speak at the festival. In the wake of protests against the showing of the film last Saturday, Peter Stein, the festival's executive director, invited Dr. Mike Harris, one of the leaders of the local Stand With Us chapter, to speak in...
  • Rachel Corrie: Endless Martyr for Anti-Israel Hatred

    07/29/2009 3:10:37 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 28 replies · 1,139+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 29 | Ron Radosh
    It is one thing to voice criticism of Israeli policy in Israel. All one has to do is read Haaretz on a regular basis and one will see many examples of this. But when Jews in America feature what is essentially Hamas propaganda as art, and show it at a yearly Jewish film festival, it is an altogether different thing. As writer Jamie Glazov asked: “Why is a Jewish film festival giving a platform to a documentary and to an individual that serve the cause of anti-Jewish hate?” The latest example recently took place at San Francisco’s annual Jewish Film...
  • { RACHEL } Documentary sparks uproar at Jewish film fest

    07/25/2009 10:18:32 AM PDT · by SmithL · 39 replies · 1,081+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/25/9 | Matthai Kuruvila, Chronicle Staff Writer
    The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival has come under siege after deciding to show a documentary about Rachel Corrie, a Washington state 23-year-old killed in 2003 while trying to prevent an Israeli military bulldozer from demolishing a Palestinian's home. Whether Corrie naively put herself in harm's way in support of terrorists or was intentionally killed by the Israeli military is the nexus of the controversy. Compounding the issue, festival organizers invited Corrie's mother, Cindy, to speak after today's showing at the Castro Theatre of the film "Rachel." It is one of 71 films at this year's festival, which includes two...
  • Parents of critically injured US peace activist demand justice from Israel

    03/23/2009 10:36:46 AM PDT · by SmithL · 88 replies · 2,040+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 3/23/9 | Rory McCarthy in Jerusalem
    The parents of an American peace activist who was severely injured by Israeli forces at a demonstration in the occupied West Bank called on the Israeli government today to take "full responsibility" for the shooting. Tristan Anderson, 38, was hit in the forehead by a high-velocity teargas canister fired by an Israeli border policeman in the village of Nilin earlier this month. The incident came after a demonstration against Israel's West Bank barrier, which as elsewhere has cut off a large slice of the village's agricultural land. Since last July, four Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in similar...
  • Another Corrie anniversary...

    03/17/2009 4:18:38 AM PDT · by jerusalemjudy · 20 replies · 1,147+ views
    Jerusalem Diaries ^ | March 17, 2009 | Judy Lash Balint
    Yesterday marked the 6th anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie--a young American member of the International Solidarity Movement. Today, another ISMer, Berkeley tree-hugger, Tristan Anderson, is being treated in Tel Hashomer Hospital after sustaining life-threatening injuries while he too was in a closed military zarea protesting Israel's attempts at fighting terrorists. What would have happened if Corrie would have been taken to an Israeli hospital instead of the Arab hospital where they let her die??
  • The Rachel Corrie Hoax Now Six Years Old

    03/16/2009 9:35:28 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 26 replies · 1,780+ views
    Front Page Mag/Yidwithlid ^ | 3/17/09 | Yidwithlid
    Rachel Corrie has been set up to be a martyr to the Palestinian cause by the International Solidarity Movement, yet the circumstances surrounding her death are almost as suspect as those of Muhammad al-Dura. The only difference is that we know that Corrie really died. We also know that she jumped out of a hole and placed herself in front of an IDF bulldozer six years ago outside of the drivers sight lines and that when she left the accident site she was very much alive. What happened afterward has been covered up by the Palestinian Authority and the International...